Focusing using touch operations (Touch Focus)

still image, movie

[Touch Focus] allows you to specify a position where you want to focus using touch operations. Select MENU(Setup) → [Touch Operation][Touch Operation][On] beforehand.

This function is available when [Focus Area] is set to one of following parameters:

  • [Wide]
  • [Zone]
  • [Center Fix]
  • [Tracking: Wide]
  • [Tracking: Zone]
  • [Tracking: Center Fix]

  1. MENU (Setup) → [Touch Operation][Touch Func. in Shooting][Touch Focus].

Specifying the position where you want to focus in the still image mode

When performing auto-focusing, you can specify the position where you want to focus using touch operations. After touching the monitor and specifying a position, press the shutter button halfway down to focus.

  1. Touch the monitor.
    • When shooting with the monitor, touch the position where you want to focus.
    • When shooting with the viewfinder, you can move the position of the focus by touching and dragging on the monitor while looking through the viewfinder.

    • To cancel focusing with touch operations, touch (Touch focus release) icon or press the center of the control wheel if shooting with the monitor, and press the center of the control wheel if shooting with the viewfinder.
  2. Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.
    • Press the shutter button all the way down to shoot images.

Specifying the position where you want to focus in the movie recording mode

The camera will focus on the touched subject.

  1. Touch the subject on which you want to focus before or during recording.
    • When the focus mode is set to [Continuous AF], the focus mode temporarily switches to manual focus, and the focus can be adjusted using the focus ring (spot focus). Spot focus is not available when shooting with the viewfinder.
    • To cancel spot focus, touch (Touch focus release) icon or press the center of the control wheel.
    • When the focus mode is set to [Manual Focus], the focus mode temporarily switches to [Continuous AF]. When the touched area is in focus, the focus mode returns to manual focus.

Hint

  • In addition to the touch focus function, touch operations such as the following are also available.
    • The focusing frame for [Spot] and [Expand Spot] can be moved by dragging.
    • When shooting still images in the manual focusing mode, the focus magnifier can be used by double-tapping the monitor.

Note

  • The touch focus function is not available in the following situations:
    • When shooting still images in the manual focusing mode
    • When using the digital zoom
    • When using the LA-EA4 or LA-EA5